noun, Pathology.
primary tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands, especially those of the neck.
(pathol) (no longer in technical use) tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands Also called (formerly) the king’s evil

scrofula scrof·u·la (skrŏf’yə-lə)
A form of tuberculosis affecting the lymph nodes, especially of the neck, that is most common in children and is usually spread by unpasteurized milk from infected cows. Also called struma.


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